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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
90822 Wed Oct 29 22:03:33 EDT 2014 Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
90821 Wed Oct 29 12:41:27 EDT 2014 Mary Finelli Silver Spring, MD , US
90820 Wed Oct 29 12:20:28 EDT 2014 Alex Dorer Fort Worth, TX , US
90819 Wed Oct 29 12:06:46 EDT 2014 Tiffany Heard Innisfil , ON , CA
90818 Tue Oct 28 16:57:00 EDT 2014 Makayla Ferreira Twin Falls, ID , US
90817 Tue Oct 28 12:37:12 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90816 Tue Oct 28 12:27:53 EDT 2014 Kim Martin Arcade, WV , US
90815 Tue Oct 28 10:43:15 EDT 2014 chenie kaur kuala lumpur, ot , MY
90814 Tue Oct 28 00:20:00 EDT 2014 Tiffany Heard Innisfil , ON , CA
90813 Mon Oct 27 14:12:58 EDT 2014 maria olson Riverside, CA , US
90812 Mon Oct 27 13:29:34 EDT 2014 Claudia Howard Londond, ot , GB
90811 Mon Oct 27 10:17:52 EDT 2014 Joe Stebbins Seven Mile Beach, AZ , KY
90810 Mon Oct 27 09:32:48 EDT 2014 udo zimmermann kerpen, ot , DE
90809 Mon Oct 27 07:25:57 EDT 2014 ryan sciulli houston, TX , US
90808 Mon Oct 27 06:18:03 EDT 2014 nicolette ludolphi oslebshausen, ot , DE
90807 Sun Oct 26 23:16:06 EDT 2014 david calligeros Nyack, NY , US
90806 Sun Oct 26 18:37:06 EDT 2014 Cara Ammon Chicago, IL , US
90805 Sun Oct 26 14:57:00 EDT 2014 Sylvia Coburn Reno, NV , US
90804 Sat Oct 25 20:45:56 EDT 2014 J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , US
90803 Sat Oct 25 11:54:49 EDT 2014 Steve Wiley Minneapolis, MN , US
90802 Sat Oct 25 10:21:39 EDT 2014 Denise Beatty SAn Francisco, CA , US
90801 Fri Oct 24 15:22:08 EDT 2014 Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
90800 Fri Oct 24 12:33:06 EDT 2014 Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
90799 Fri Oct 24 12:20:29 EDT 2014 Anonymous Easton, PA , US
90798 Fri Oct 24 06:13:09 EDT 2014 Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
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