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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26-50 of 77971 signatures
Number Date Name
77946 Sat Jan 13 17:37:55 EST 2018 Conn Griffin
77945 Sat Jan 13 16:12:41 EST 2018 Anonymous
77944 Sat Jan 13 15:18:24 EST 2018 Allison Black
77943 Sat Jan 13 14:05:25 EST 2018 Addie Pogreba
77942 Sat Jan 13 14:05:03 EST 2018 Addie Pogreba
77941 Sat Jan 13 10:42:28 EST 2018 Suzanna Keller-Santiago
77940 Sat Jan 13 10:24:49 EST 2018 Madeleine Bartzak
77939 Sat Jan 13 04:01:03 EST 2018 Nate Dommerville
77938 Sat Jan 13 04:00:58 EST 2018 Nate Dommerville
77937 Sat Jan 13 04:00:06 EST 2018 Anonymous
77936 Fri Jan 12 17:06:07 EST 2018 sierra knack
77935 Fri Jan 12 15:44:36 EST 2018 Adil Mehta
77934 Fri Jan 12 15:38:32 EST 2018 Adil Mehta
77933 Fri Jan 12 06:59:01 EST 2018 Richard Hieber
77932 Fri Jan 12 05:22:56 EST 2018 enrico miolli
77931 Thu Jan 11 22:30:52 EST 2018 Cody Phelps
77930 Thu Jan 11 20:33:10 EST 2018 Anatole Olczak
77929 Thu Jan 11 17:00:54 EST 2018 sara sexton
77928 Thu Jan 11 16:43:45 EST 2018 walter erhorn
77927 Thu Jan 11 16:42:32 EST 2018 Brenda Hartman
77926 Thu Jan 11 16:30:58 EST 2018 walter erhorn
77925 Thu Jan 11 04:39:10 EST 2018 Anonymous
77924 Thu Jan 11 00:08:39 EST 2018 Raisa van Baaren
77923 Wed Jan 10 23:41:04 EST 2018 Susan Allman
77922 Wed Jan 10 23:03:00 EST 2018 Darlene Orr
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Please take action by Jan. 16, 2018.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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