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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.

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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79009 Mon May 02 22:48:55 EDT 2016 susanna minacheili THESSALONIKI, HI , GR
79008 Mon May 02 21:29:05 EDT 2016 Deborah Parks Virginia, VA , US
79007 Mon May 02 17:33:26 EDT 2016 Ellen Sherwood Pomona, NY , US
79006 Mon May 02 17:01:39 EDT 2016 jeanine mielke boonville, MO , US
79005 Mon May 02 14:53:53 EDT 2016 Alexandra Colonna East Hampton , NY , US
79004 Mon May 02 14:48:38 EDT 2016 Nancy Crosby Foxboro, MA , US
79003 Mon May 02 13:47:08 EDT 2016 Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
79002 Mon May 02 13:12:30 EDT 2016 Kristin Lewis Stafford, TX , US
79001 Mon May 02 08:36:09 EDT 2016 asa watson PANAMA CITY, FL , US
79000 Mon May 02 00:09:52 EDT 2016 Darlene Zagata Brownsville, PA , US
78999 Sun May 01 19:14:25 EDT 2016 Lauren Jusek Garrettsville, OH , US
78998 Sun May 01 13:27:20 EDT 2016 Robin Blier saugerties, NY , US
78997 Sun May 01 12:47:34 EDT 2016 Francoise Phipps Ronchamp, ot , FR
78996 Sun May 01 09:27:58 EDT 2016 BECKY bunnell Vermont, VT , US
78995 Sat Apr 30 21:02:55 EDT 2016 Mary Claire Krager Georgetown, DE , US
78994 Sat Apr 30 18:08:56 EDT 2016 Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
78993 Sat Apr 30 17:44:50 EDT 2016 Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
78992 Sat Apr 30 16:53:52 EDT 2016 Katalin Kónya-Jakus None, ot , HU
78991 Sat Apr 30 14:20:36 EDT 2016 Ben Williams Crestview , FL , US
78990 Sat Apr 30 13:10:03 EDT 2016 cindy sheaks hialeah, FL , US
78989 Sat Apr 30 07:44:37 EDT 2016 Geisha Garcia Mugardos La Coruña , ot , ES
78988 Sat Apr 30 04:58:44 EDT 2016 Helen Blenkinsopp Birmingham, ot , GB
78987 Fri Apr 29 20:58:45 EDT 2016 Heidi Mitchell Teasdale, UT , US
78986 Fri Apr 29 20:32:14 EDT 2016 Mary Proteau Los Angeles, CA , US
78985 Fri Apr 29 20:00:29 EDT 2016 Megan Baker MO, MO , US
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