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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 CO2pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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Number Date Name
77555 Wed May 24 06:59:20 EDT 2017 Mickey Soylu
77554 Mon May 22 22:41:27 EDT 2017 Adriene Barmann
77553 Mon May 22 14:51:23 EDT 2017 Cameron Loehr
77552 Sun May 21 15:46:46 EDT 2017 Julian Corley
77551 Sun May 21 11:35:14 EDT 2017 Graham Douglas
77550 Sun May 21 11:32:08 EDT 2017 Graham Douglas
77549 Sat May 20 21:17:57 EDT 2017 Lily Roccosalvo
77548 Sat May 20 15:24:42 EDT 2017 Martha Milne
77547 Sat May 20 15:24:42 EDT 2017 Martha Milne
77546 Sat May 20 09:38:23 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77545 Sat May 20 09:22:14 EDT 2017 HARRISON P BERTRAM
77544 Fri May 19 21:29:31 EDT 2017 Sandra Hendricks
77543 Fri May 19 16:59:36 EDT 2017 william bedinghaus
77542 Fri May 19 16:55:59 EDT 2017 william bedinghaus
77541 Fri May 19 16:06:25 EDT 2017 william bedinghaus
77540 Fri May 19 10:34:36 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77539 Fri May 19 06:43:36 EDT 2017 margaret roy
77538 Fri May 19 06:37:27 EDT 2017 margaret roy
77537 Fri May 19 06:23:33 EDT 2017 margaret roy
77536 Fri May 19 05:55:15 EDT 2017 Andre Walter
77535 Fri May 19 05:53:22 EDT 2017 Andre Walter
77534 Thu May 18 17:08:37 EDT 2017 Vanessa Peterman
77533 Thu May 18 16:21:43 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77532 Thu May 18 16:21:39 EDT 2017 Anonymous
77531 Thu May 18 16:13:56 EDT 2017 Julian Corley
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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