OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS HAPPENING. Oppose Pruitt Today

It may sound complicated, but really, it’s simple—if you add carbon emissions to seawater, the ocean turns more acidic. Ocean acidification is happening. We can’t sit back and watch politics harm our coastal communities.

Recently, Scott Pruitt—the nominee for the head of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) was asked directly by Senators about ocean acidification, he wasn’t even willing to admit that ocean acidification is happening.

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OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS HAPPENING.

We gave Scott Pruitt a chance, we listened to what he had to say at his confirmation hearings and his answers on ocean acidification are a total deal-breaker. Ocean acidification is happening. Shellfish growers in the Pacific Northwest nearly went bankrupt as a result. Lobstermen in Maine are concerned enough about acidification that they have traveled to Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to support important research that will tell them how lobster might be impacted.

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AMERICA’S CLEAN WATER AND AIR THAT SUSTAIN US CREATE A SHINING EXAMPLE FOR MUCH OF THE WORLD, AND THE EPA IS THEIR DEFENDER.

Pruitt demonstrates no understanding of the present reality of ocean acidification and the urgent risk it poses to American marine life, fishermen and the communities that depend on them. Americans must protect our water and air from further pollution while we work collaboratively towards win-win solutions to challenges like ocean acidification. Because Pruitt ignores the established science about our ocean, he is the wrong choice to lead the EPA.

 

For the ocean,

Sarah Cooley, PhD
Director, Ocean Acidification
Ocean Conservancy

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3 thoughts on “OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS HAPPENING. Oppose Pruitt Today

  1. I was in Maine for 7 years, and often visited, hiking, an island called Monhegan, a very fragile, wild place, and talked with local Lobster men (and a women), who even 10 yrs ago, were very concerned about what was happening in those North Atlantic waters. Decades ago, Cousteau warned us about what was already happening, and now it is much worse. As Paul Watson has said, “If the oceans die, we die.”–and it isn’t just “we” humans. Most of the ocean waters around the planet are so polluted, so denuded of coral, and other sea life, it is surprising that all life isn’t already extinguished. And now, the new Right-Wing “Money /Power, Industrial Growth & War is Everything” Administration, is here. To hell with the EPA, and who cares about those “endangered” species–let’s just get more oil rigs, drilling out there–Bigly!

  2. Not only do we need Pruitt to admit it, we need our general population to admit it too, and do something to change their individual lifestyles to change with the environmental challenges of the modern era. Anyone want to bet on that, or even that anyone can pick up their trash and put it into a trash receptacle?

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