Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification
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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 CO2 pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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1-25 of 77971 signatures
Number Date Name
77971 Tue Jan 16 17:27:45 EST 2018 Janiece Staton Retired RN, BSN, MSW, MAT
77970 Tue Jan 16 12:28:13 EST 2018 bill smith
77969 Tue Jan 16 12:23:41 EST 2018 Mason Ackley
77968 Tue Jan 16 11:47:50 EST 2018 Marian Ahler
77967 Tue Jan 16 11:47:27 EST 2018 Valerie Miller
77966 Tue Jan 16 10:54:21 EST 2018 Denise Fourès-Aalbu
77965 Tue Jan 16 10:44:12 EST 2018 Eddie Paulson
77964 Tue Jan 16 10:19:22 EST 2018 Laura McGuinn
77963 Mon Jan 15 20:28:47 EST 2018 Anonymous
77962 Mon Jan 15 18:39:24 EST 2018 Helen Michailidou
77961 Mon Jan 15 18:12:13 EST 2018 Helen Michailidou
77960 Mon Jan 15 16:23:05 EST 2018 Jennifer Taylor
77959 Mon Jan 15 13:54:05 EST 2018 irene sette
77958 Mon Jan 15 12:51:38 EST 2018 Sandra Remilien
77957 Mon Jan 15 01:00:48 EST 2018 Kindall Brijalba
77956 Sun Jan 14 18:21:55 EST 2018 Virginia Parry
77955 Sun Jan 14 15:41:51 EST 2018 Kelly Westerveld
77954 Sun Jan 14 14:00:42 EST 2018 pierre pino
77953 Sun Jan 14 12:58:44 EST 2018 Natalia Urmakova
77952 Sun Jan 14 11:23:35 EST 2018 Bo Dhi
77951 Sun Jan 14 11:19:31 EST 2018 Damon Copeland
77950 Sun Jan 14 11:18:54 EST 2018 Damon Copeland
77949 Sun Jan 14 01:12:58 EST 2018 Tracey DeFratus
77948 Sun Jan 14 01:00:11 EST 2018 Tracey DeFratus
77947 Sat Jan 13 18:05:03 EST 2018 Frida Simms
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Please take action by Jan. 16, 2018.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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