Center for Biological Diversity

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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79509 Thu Jun 30 14:37:23 EDT 2016 charmaine Breitengross Los Angeles, CA , US
79508 Wed Jun 29 20:29:52 EDT 2016 Marcelo Thurman Chicago, IL , US
79507 Wed Jun 29 20:28:53 EDT 2016 Marcelo Thurman Chicago, IL , US
79506 Wed Jun 29 18:02:33 EDT 2016 Sunny Roberts Austin, TX , US
79505 Wed Jun 29 14:28:28 EDT 2016 Andrew Weaver CA, CA , US
79504 Wed Jun 29 12:17:34 EDT 2016 Anonymous east, PA , US
79503 Wed Jun 29 11:38:01 EDT 2016 Bonnie Svec MD, MD , US
79502 Mon Jun 27 16:05:07 EDT 2016 Joanne Madden San Rafael, CA ,
79501 Mon Jun 27 14:36:04 EDT 2016 Sam Walsh Co Meath , ot , IE
79500 Mon Jun 27 12:31:31 EDT 2016 Desiree Fierro-Wohlfarth TX, TX , US
79499 Sun Jun 26 14:23:47 EDT 2016 Sandra flemisch Dossenheim , ot , DE
79498 Sun Jun 26 07:06:11 EDT 2016 Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
79497 Sun Jun 26 07:05:39 EDT 2016 Audrey Vales Sèvres, ot , FR
79496 Sat Jun 25 22:47:54 EDT 2016 Carolina Marin Bogota, ot , CO
79495 Sat Jun 25 21:27:31 EDT 2016 kent lennox san francisco, CA , US
79494 Sat Jun 25 09:52:13 EDT 2016 Isaac Wollman San Luis Obispo, CA , US
79493 Fri Jun 24 19:14:56 EDT 2016 Paula Nasiatka Tucson, , AZ , US
79492 Fri Jun 24 15:21:26 EDT 2016 Margherita Montanari Florence, ot , IT
79491 Fri Jun 24 15:11:43 EDT 2016 terri pigford OH, OH , US
79490 Fri Jun 24 12:37:17 EDT 2016 MERI ROEDER WI, WI , US
79489 Fri Jun 24 12:18:36 EDT 2016 Rebecca Harper California, CA , US
79488 Fri Jun 24 12:12:25 EDT 2016 William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY , US
79487 Fri Jun 24 10:55:49 EDT 2016 lynn thorensen santa cruz, CA , US
79486 Fri Jun 24 04:45:56 EDT 2016 Ronald Adams La Salle, CO , US
79485 Fri Jun 24 03:30:43 EDT 2016 myra berario castaic, CA , US
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