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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

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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 the petition below 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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79238 Sat May 28 20:13:07 EDT 2016 S Holtz Colorado, CO , US
79237 Sat May 28 18:22:33 EDT 2016 terri pigford OH, OH , US
79236 Sat May 28 13:02:28 EDT 2016 Robert Tuminski Connecticut, CT , US
79235 Sat May 28 08:51:20 EDT 2016 Phil Osborne Cincinnati, OH , UM
79234 Sat May 28 08:32:50 EDT 2016 Polly Cockrill ME, ME , US
79233 Sat May 28 04:39:37 EDT 2016 wendy van oosterwijck niel, ot , BE
79232 Sat May 28 00:12:20 EDT 2016 liberty michaels new paltz, NY , US
79231 Fri May 27 22:14:04 EDT 2016 Lanette Wireman Argos, IN , US
79230 Fri May 27 15:28:02 EDT 2016 Maureen Fudger Lisle, NY , US
79229 Fri May 27 14:04:10 EDT 2016 Virgil Dahl Waterloo, IA , US
79228 Fri May 27 13:50:54 EDT 2016 abigail andrade SP, ot , BR
79227 Fri May 27 13:37:15 EDT 2016 Sylviane Mahaux Boynton Beach, FL , US
79226 Fri May 27 12:12:12 EDT 2016 Jillian Towner McBride , MI , US
79225 Fri May 27 11:29:45 EDT 2016 iwona bernard Illinois, IL , US
79224 Fri May 27 11:08:21 EDT 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
79223 Fri May 27 09:23:25 EDT 2016 Andi Delorenzo Setauket, NY , US
79222 Fri May 27 08:53:03 EDT 2016 Chantal Geest State *, ot , BE
79221 Fri May 27 08:09:29 EDT 2016 Lary McKee Oregon, OR , US
79220 Fri May 27 07:42:47 EDT 2016 ARLEN TUCKER atlanta, GA , US
79219 Fri May 27 07:04:14 EDT 2016 Anonymous NY, NY , US
79218 Fri May 27 05:09:21 EDT 2016 Natalia Kuznetsova Shchekino, ot , RU
79217 Fri May 27 03:07:59 EDT 2016 Valentina Morbini Gardone V.T., ot , IT
79216 Fri May 27 01:36:01 EDT 2016 Andrea Giolli Aurora, CO , US
79215 Thu May 26 23:27:25 EDT 2016 Richard Polley Washington, WA , US
79214 Thu May 26 22:31:00 EDT 2016 Jennifer Clements WI, WI , US
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Please take action by July 5, 2016.

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