Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification
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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

Pillar coral

Your beach may be more polluted than you think. Each hour we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean; if it were a visible, tangible substance like oil, we would demand that the spill be halted. Even though you can't see it, this pollution threatens our sea life -- from the smallest of plankton to the greatest of whales.

The pollution is carbon dioxide, and it's making our oceans more acidic.

Ocean acidification is linked to global warming in that both are caused by CO2 buildup and both threaten to cause unprecedented devastation to the planet's biome. The early effects are already here: Baby oysters cannot survive in waters off the Pacific Northwest, coral growth has been stunted in Florida, and polar waters have eroded the shells of prey that sustain Alaska's salmon and whales.

Sign our petition and tell the president and the Environmental Protection Agency we must act now to end ocean acidification.

It's time for the Environmental Protection Agency to act to save our sea life! Protect our coastal ecosystems and communities from ocean acidification. If the EPA waits too long, the impacts on our oceans -- their coral reefs, fisheries and other marine life -- could be devastating.

The president and the EPA have the power to prevent the harmful impacts of ocean acidification. We urge the EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to:

-- develop a national plan to address ocean acidification;
-- identify waters impaired by ocean acidification;
-- monitor our coastal ecosystems, coral reefs and fisheries for impacts.

We support swift and decisive action to curb CO2 pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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1-25 of 77833 signatures
Number Date Name
77833 Tue Dec 12 08:55:40 EST 2017 Matt Maras
77832 Tue Dec 12 05:55:33 EST 2017 TOM CLAVIN
77831 Mon Dec 11 19:43:33 EST 2017 Anonymous
77830 Mon Dec 11 19:36:53 EST 2017 Anonymous
77829 Mon Dec 11 19:12:44 EST 2017 Samuel Cohen
77828 Sun Dec 10 21:37:21 EST 2017 Jennifer Downing
77827 Sun Dec 10 19:23:05 EST 2017 Mary Jeffrey
77826 Sat Dec 09 23:45:49 EST 2017 Teri German
77825 Sat Dec 09 23:40:24 EST 2017 Teri German
77824 Fri Dec 08 22:24:57 EST 2017 Barbara Gladfelter
77823 Fri Dec 08 21:41:27 EST 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
77822 Fri Dec 08 05:46:06 EST 2017 David Meade
77821 Fri Dec 08 05:36:07 EST 2017 Susan Hodgson
77820 Fri Dec 08 04:02:19 EST 2017 D. Wiese Jones
77819 Fri Dec 08 03:51:58 EST 2017 D. Wiese Jones
77818 Thu Dec 07 21:47:15 EST 2017 carmen blakely
77817 Thu Dec 07 18:09:13 EST 2017 Janice Banks
77816 Thu Dec 07 18:04:16 EST 2017 Janice Banks
77815 Thu Dec 07 16:36:38 EST 2017 Lori Jackson
77814 Thu Dec 07 16:36:22 EST 2017 Lori Jackson
77813 Thu Dec 07 13:53:37 EST 2017 Anonymous
77812 Tue Dec 05 13:54:35 EST 2017 Angelina Coriandoli
77811 Tue Dec 05 11:54:15 EST 2017 Sandra Backelund
77810 Tue Dec 05 11:52:23 EST 2017 Sandra Backelund
77809 Mon Dec 04 17:41:10 EST 2017 Megan Johnson
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Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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