Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification
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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
77884 Tue Nov 21 17:35:29 EST 2017 Erika Boka
77883 Tue Nov 21 17:26:15 EST 2017 Erika Boka
77882 Tue Nov 21 15:59:11 EST 2017 Erika Boka
77881 Tue Nov 21 05:52:34 EST 2017 Jakob Dennis
77880 Mon Nov 20 15:08:09 EST 2017 Marie Alabiso
77879 Mon Nov 20 15:08:02 EST 2017 Marie Alabiso
77878 Mon Nov 20 13:36:34 EST 2017 eric archambault
77877 Sun Nov 19 19:34:22 EST 2017 Barbara Robbin
77876 Sat Nov 18 19:02:29 EST 2017 Rebel Umphlett
77875 Sat Nov 18 12:04:29 EST 2017 Rolf Mense
77874 Fri Nov 17 19:59:19 EST 2017 Russell Richter
77873 Fri Nov 17 12:11:58 EST 2017 Rhonda Rivera
77872 Fri Nov 17 02:21:47 EST 2017 Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT
77871 Thu Nov 16 21:23:26 EST 2017 Brittany Naumann
77870 Thu Nov 16 16:14:38 EST 2017 Madeleine Gläser
77869 Thu Nov 16 16:14:37 EST 2017 Madeleine Gläser
77868 Thu Nov 16 14:18:47 EST 2017 sara sexton
77867 Wed Nov 15 14:50:48 EST 2017 Sandra Hughey
77866 Wed Nov 15 12:08:26 EST 2017 deborah pendleton
77865 Mon Nov 13 13:13:05 EST 2017 Ana Carvalho
77864 Sat Nov 11 01:55:45 EST 2017 moya sanders
77863 Fri Nov 10 10:45:10 EST 2017 Laurie Izzo
77862 Fri Nov 10 10:45:02 EST 2017 Laurie Izzo
77861 Thu Nov 09 18:04:06 EST 2017 Lucy Harmon
77860 Thu Nov 09 15:17:14 EST 2017 Madeleine Gläser
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Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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