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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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90499 Tue Sep 16 17:41:22 EDT 2014 Rebecca Barker Reseda, CA , US
90498 Tue Sep 16 17:15:07 EDT 2014 Kari Grinager Brooklyn Park, MN , US
90497 Tue Sep 16 14:44:42 EDT 2014 Melody Safken Whitewater, CO , US
90496 Tue Sep 16 14:23:31 EDT 2014 John Gamble Independence, MO , US
90495 Tue Sep 16 12:22:34 EDT 2014 patricia janssens bruxelles, ot , BE
90494 Tue Sep 16 12:11:05 EDT 2014 Anonymous easton, PA , US
90493 Tue Sep 16 03:32:08 EDT 2014 Jana Repova Prague, ot , CZ
90492 Mon Sep 15 15:10:09 EDT 2014 Anonymous Austin, TX , US
90491 Mon Sep 15 12:36:47 EDT 2014 Bonnie Svec Rockville, MD , US
90490 Mon Sep 15 01:29:41 EDT 2014 Cynthia Saxiones Richardson, TX , US
90489 Sun Sep 14 23:12:40 EDT 2014 Georgii Billiris Atlanta, GA , US
90488 Sun Sep 14 20:32:12 EDT 2014 Natasha Schwartz Brooklyn, NY , US
90487 Sun Sep 14 14:33:44 EDT 2014 Anonymous Milwaukie, OR , US
90486 Sat Sep 13 13:17:23 EDT 2014 Carol Papworth Everett, WA , US
90485 Sat Sep 13 11:06:05 EDT 2014 Nerma Valentic South Burlington, VT , US
90484 Sat Sep 13 02:19:43 EDT 2014 Paul Naylor Eugene, OR , US
90483 Sat Sep 13 00:49:51 EDT 2014 Anonymous Chandler, AZ , US
90482 Fri Sep 12 21:15:18 EDT 2014 Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY , US
90481 Fri Sep 12 19:22:00 EDT 2014 Todd Williams Springfield, MO , US
90480 Fri Sep 12 19:21:45 EDT 2014 Todd Williams Springfield, MO , US
90479 Fri Sep 12 17:58:01 EDT 2014 aniza cordova Long Beach, CA , US
90478 Fri Sep 12 17:26:39 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
90477 Fri Sep 12 17:26:34 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
90476 Fri Sep 12 17:26:25 EDT 2014 Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
90475 Fri Sep 12 16:32:54 EDT 2014 KATIE PARKER CONWAY, AR , US
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