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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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90587 Tue Sep 30 20:30:36 EDT 2014 Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
90586 Tue Sep 30 20:30:02 EDT 2014 Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
90585 Tue Sep 30 14:13:18 EDT 2014 Alyse Vasil Ocean Isle Beach, NC , US
90584 Tue Sep 30 12:02:02 EDT 2014 Anonymous easton, PA , US
90583 Tue Sep 30 12:00:40 EDT 2014 Tiffany Baker Nicholasville, KY , US
90582 Sun Sep 28 23:44:41 EDT 2014 Dorina Solymar Los Angeles, CA , US
90581 Sun Sep 28 19:33:03 EDT 2014 Marina Joslyn NYC , NY , US
90580 Sun Sep 28 19:28:38 EDT 2014 Marina Joslyn NYC , NY , US
90579 Sun Sep 28 16:43:22 EDT 2014 surya rajesh hyderabad, ot , IN
90578 Sun Sep 28 04:46:16 EDT 2014 susanna minacheili thessaloniki, HI , GR
90577 Sat Sep 27 04:01:07 EDT 2014 Kimberly Myhre Colorado Springs, CO , US
90576 Fri Sep 26 23:08:58 EDT 2014 Michael Brown Eugene, OR , US
90575 Fri Sep 26 13:52:28 EDT 2014 mr. g. west everett, WA , US
90574 Fri Sep 26 03:38:45 EDT 2014 Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
90573 Fri Sep 26 03:13:58 EDT 2014 AJ and John Jittipsopa-Zinner Mossyrock, WA , US
90572 Fri Sep 26 01:50:54 EDT 2014 Ken Green Cooper Landing, AK , US
90571 Thu Sep 25 23:18:26 EDT 2014 Sam morrison Livingston Manor, NY , US
90570 Thu Sep 25 22:24:45 EDT 2014 Eric Naji Marietta, GA , US
90569 Thu Sep 25 19:04:35 EDT 2014 Monique Musialowski Clinton Twp, MI , US
90568 Thu Sep 25 05:13:15 EDT 2014 Melissa Moris Shoreview, MN , US
90567 Wed Sep 24 14:27:44 EDT 2014 sally setaro New Smyrna Bch. #426, FL , US
90566 Mon Sep 22 23:50:41 EDT 2014 Hirokoj Jones San Fraancisco, CA , US
90565 Mon Sep 22 20:28:05 EDT 2014 Anonymous Louisville, CO , US
90564 Mon Sep 22 18:47:48 EDT 2014 Mervi Rantala Tampere, ot , FI
90563 Mon Sep 22 15:11:51 EDT 2014 Rev Leslie Martin Celadhan Huntington Station, NY , US
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