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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
77813 Thu Jun 22 04:29:52 EDT 2017 Bai lu Olive
77812 Wed Jun 21 22:07:16 EDT 2017 Keli Myers
77811 Wed Jun 21 00:36:33 EDT 2017 Raul Reyes
77810 Tue Jun 20 19:42:54 EDT 2017 Susannah Gelbart
77809 Tue Jun 20 12:45:04 EDT 2017 isela gonzalez
77808 Tue Jun 20 12:42:11 EDT 2017 roni ginsberg
77807 Tue Jun 20 02:25:29 EDT 2017 Rebecca Riley
77806 Tue Jun 20 02:19:27 EDT 2017 Rebecca Riley
77805 Sun Jun 18 11:12:58 EDT 2017 Elizabeth Chao
77804 Sun Jun 18 11:12:58 EDT 2017 Elizabeth Chao
77803 Sun Jun 18 08:48:40 EDT 2017 Clara Hubert
77802 Sun Jun 18 03:25:38 EDT 2017 Linda Laddin
77801 Sat Jun 17 19:31:54 EDT 2017 Rut T
77800 Sat Jun 17 18:13:59 EDT 2017 Roland Gangloff
77799 Sat Jun 17 17:52:01 EDT 2017 Phyllis Duray
77798 Sat Jun 17 15:05:46 EDT 2017 Randall Scott Clemons
77797 Sat Jun 17 15:05:44 EDT 2017 Randall Scott Clemons
77796 Sat Jun 17 14:13:50 EDT 2017 mariette vanseer
77795 Sat Jun 17 01:08:29 EDT 2017 Ying Ying Liu
77794 Fri Jun 16 22:53:11 EDT 2017 Sharon Cavallo
77793 Fri Jun 16 22:17:46 EDT 2017 Jose Diaz
77792 Fri Jun 16 22:05:55 EDT 2017 Herman Diaz
77791 Fri Jun 16 21:34:20 EDT 2017 Susanne Buckley
77790 Fri Jun 16 20:27:23 EDT 2017 Frida Perez
77789 Fri Jun 16 20:00:50 EDT 2017 MARCELA KRAKO
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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