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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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1-25 of 78043 signatures
Number Date Name
78043 Sat Jul 22 12:57:23 EDT 2017 Stacie Ebling
78042 Sat Jul 22 12:45:41 EDT 2017 Cindy M. Dutka
78041 Sat Jul 22 12:35:27 EDT 2017 Brook Cameron
78040 Sat Jul 22 07:15:22 EDT 2017 Richard Fasano
78039 Sat Jul 22 03:01:08 EDT 2017 Robert Burger
78038 Sat Jul 22 00:08:47 EDT 2017 Laura Nijssen
78037 Fri Jul 21 23:22:22 EDT 2017 Kathi Ridgway
78036 Fri Jul 21 23:16:51 EDT 2017 Kathi Ridgway
78035 Fri Jul 21 23:10:01 EDT 2017 moya sanders
78034 Fri Jul 21 22:35:12 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78033 Fri Jul 21 21:01:29 EDT 2017 Katherine Weesner
78032 Fri Jul 21 20:02:16 EDT 2017 Rut T
78031 Fri Jul 21 19:01:23 EDT 2017 Linda Prandi
78030 Fri Jul 21 17:33:47 EDT 2017 Susan Allman
78029 Fri Jul 21 17:13:26 EDT 2017 Phil Fitzgerald
78028 Fri Jul 21 16:09:18 EDT 2017 Mary Dederer
78027 Fri Jul 21 15:42:30 EDT 2017 Lorna Amsbaugh
78026 Fri Jul 21 13:49:38 EDT 2017 Lynn Badia
78025 Fri Jul 21 11:42:18 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78024 Fri Jul 21 11:39:19 EDT 2017 Pat Parkin
78023 Fri Jul 21 11:34:52 EDT 2017 Anonymous
78022 Fri Jul 21 11:31:38 EDT 2017 Pat Parkin
78021 Fri Jul 21 11:16:40 EDT 2017 James Tillotson
78020 Fri Jul 21 11:13:47 EDT 2017 James Tillotson
78019 Fri Jul 21 11:10:04 EDT 2017 James Tillotson
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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