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 CO2 pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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1-25 of 77993 signatures
Number Date Name
77993 Sat Jan 20 02:23:24 EST 2018 D Stirpe
77992 Sat Jan 20 02:19:34 EST 2018 D Stirpe
77991 Fri Jan 19 22:13:53 EST 2018 Gail Davis
77990 Fri Jan 19 21:14:22 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77989 Fri Jan 19 21:14:22 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77988 Fri Jan 19 21:14:22 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77987 Fri Jan 19 21:14:20 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77986 Fri Jan 19 21:06:15 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77985 Fri Jan 19 21:03:21 EST 2018 Molly Hall
77984 Fri Jan 19 20:59:06 EST 2018 Sheryl Skoglund
77983 Fri Jan 19 19:50:25 EST 2018 Mark Lopresto
77982 Fri Jan 19 17:24:03 EST 2018 sara sexton
77981 Fri Jan 19 17:20:55 EST 2018 John Peterson
77980 Fri Jan 19 16:43:31 EST 2018 Bonny Jean Austin
77979 Fri Jan 19 16:07:54 EST 2018 gina Raulerson
77978 Fri Jan 19 14:27:09 EST 2018 Wendy Weikel
77977 Fri Jan 19 12:00:27 EST 2018 Gary Christensen
77976 Fri Jan 19 11:59:37 EST 2018 April Heaslip
77975 Fri Jan 19 11:23:24 EST 2018 Lisa Hofmann
77974 Fri Jan 19 11:23:24 EST 2018 Lisa Hofmann
77973 Fri Jan 19 11:22:31 EST 2018 Lisa Hofmann
77972 Fri Jan 19 10:47:59 EST 2018 Jacqueline Pavan
77971 Fri Jan 19 09:25:15 EST 2018 Helga Keglowich
77970 Fri Jan 19 09:21:32 EST 2018 Helga Keglowich
77969 Fri Jan 19 09:17:51 EST 2018 Susan Hodgson
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Please take action by July 16, 2018.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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