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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
90769 Thu Oct 23 05:05:01 EDT 2014 Erin Kennedy Kearsarge, NH , US
90768 Wed Oct 22 14:15:59 EDT 2014 doug miller Ewa Beach, HI , US
90767 Wed Oct 22 13:30:42 EDT 2014 Christine Angulo charlotte, NC , US
90766 Wed Oct 22 09:28:56 EDT 2014 Drue CAli Calimesa, CA , US
90765 Wed Oct 22 01:57:14 EDT 2014 Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
90764 Tue Oct 21 22:27:06 EDT 2014 Tina Zeeberg Portland, OR , US
90763 Tue Oct 21 13:44:51 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
90762 Tue Oct 21 13:08:23 EDT 2014 Susan Helmstetter Livingston, NJ , US
90761 Tue Oct 21 12:31:50 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90760 Tue Oct 21 12:24:27 EDT 2014 Ian Reidenbaugh boise, ID , US
90759 Tue Oct 21 12:11:51 EDT 2014 Missy Kendrick Valdosta, GA , US
90758 Mon Oct 20 23:11:24 EDT 2014 Kyle myers cohasset, CA , US
90757 Mon Oct 20 19:39:12 EDT 2014 Anonymous Orange, CA , US
90756 Mon Oct 20 16:24:37 EDT 2014 Paige Wickline Madison, WI , US
90755 Mon Oct 20 14:06:46 EDT 2014 Andie Cuiffo West Islip, NY ,
90754 Sun Oct 19 22:09:21 EDT 2014 Tom Bird Tampa, FL , US
90753 Sun Oct 19 19:05:31 EDT 2014 pat thorne sedona, AZ , US
90752 Sun Oct 19 18:12:35 EDT 2014 Mark Benfold Ashford, ot , GB
90751 Sun Oct 19 16:22:40 EDT 2014 Anonymous Portland, OR , US
90750 Sun Oct 19 16:21:56 EDT 2014 Anonymous Portland, OR , US
90749 Sun Oct 19 15:40:28 EDT 2014 Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
90748 Sun Oct 19 10:49:40 EDT 2014 Veronica Reyes Chatsworth, GA , US
90747 Sun Oct 19 07:16:59 EDT 2014 Frances Mackiewicz Beachwood, NJ , US
90746 Sun Oct 19 00:39:38 EDT 2014 Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
90745 Sat Oct 18 20:20:16 EDT 2014 Monte Millick Onaga, KS , US
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