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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. The science is in, and there's no debate: Ocean acidification threatens our marine life and coastal communities. The EPA has the tools to prevent ocean acidification from hurting corals, sea otters, salmon and whales, but it must act swiftly.

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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Number Date Name Location
90095 Wed Aug 20 00:08:00 EDT 2014 nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
90094 Tue Aug 19 19:55:02 EDT 2014 Stefanie Hartigan Centreville, MI , US
90093 Tue Aug 19 15:49:50 EDT 2014 April Debolt virginia beach, VA , US
90092 Tue Aug 19 15:18:57 EDT 2014 VĂ©ronique Ciesielski Lille, ot , FR
90091 Tue Aug 19 11:56:26 EDT 2014 Phillip Pyrtle Mayodan, NC , US
90090 Tue Aug 19 02:27:38 EDT 2014 Maria Martinez Johnson City, NY , US
90089 Mon Aug 18 18:00:01 EDT 2014 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
90088 Mon Aug 18 17:07:32 EDT 2014 Lanette Rapp Leesburg, FL , US
90087 Mon Aug 18 15:52:58 EDT 2014 Barbara Britz Berkeley, CA , US
90086 Mon Aug 18 12:39:53 EDT 2014 Mandy Hahn Bloomfield, NY , US
90085 Mon Aug 18 08:52:33 EDT 2014 Anonymous Pound Ridge, NY , US
90084 Mon Aug 18 05:49:21 EDT 2014 Natalie Santiago Chula Vista, CA , US
90083 Mon Aug 18 04:29:55 EDT 2014 Tatiana Fedotova Cherepovets, ot , RU
90082 Sun Aug 17 20:30:26 EDT 2014 S Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
90081 Sun Aug 17 19:04:45 EDT 2014 sonja wong Brooklyn, NY , US
90080 Sun Aug 17 19:04:30 EDT 2014 sonja wong Brooklyn, NY , US
90079 Sun Aug 17 14:20:42 EDT 2014 Kara Lucas Broomfield, CO , US
90078 Sun Aug 17 14:14:06 EDT 2014 betty almand avondale est., GA , US
90077 Sun Aug 17 13:27:55 EDT 2014 Valerie Sanderson Lake Mills, IA , US
90076 Sun Aug 17 09:50:54 EDT 2014 susan cooney Bath, ME , US
90075 Sun Aug 17 09:18:33 EDT 2014 alessandro verzola Vastelmassa (RO), IN , IT
90074 Sun Aug 17 08:51:50 EDT 2014 sonja syne pompano Beach, FL , US
90073 Sun Aug 17 07:15:17 EDT 2014 Corrina Parker Toowoomba, ot , AU
90072 Sun Aug 17 07:07:17 EDT 2014 Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
90071 Sun Aug 17 05:42:20 EDT 2014 liron solomon holon, ot , IL
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