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October 22, 2012 – Congress Urged to Tackle Rapidly Unfolding Ocean Crisis

October 18, 2012 – EPA Urged to Overturn Standards That Allow Corrosive Seawater

September 7, 2012 – Report: Ocean Acidification Making Puget Sound Waters Corrosive to Many Shellfish

July 11, 2012 – Federal Plan on Ocean Acidification Is Important First Step to Save Sea Life

April 11, 2012 – Study Links Massive Oyster Die-offs in Northwest to Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2012 – White House, EPA Need National Plan to Save Sea Life, Curb Ocean Acidification

March 15, 2012 – Lawsuit Seeks Plan to Save Florida’s Corals, Urgently Threatened by Ocean Warming and Acidification

January 9, 2012 – Puget Sound, Under Threat From Ocean Acidification, Put on "Waters of Concern" List

January 13, 2012 – Obama Deals a Blow to Ocean Wildlife With Plan to Move Ocean Agency to Interior Department

June 16, 2011 Washington State Ignores Increasing Acidification of its Oceans

March 22, 2010 – EPA Solicits Input on Ocean Acidification and Carbon Dioxide Limits Under Water Pollution Law

March 11, 2010 – Legal Settlement Will Require EPA to Evaluate How to Regulate Ocean Acidification Under Clean Water Act

May 14, 2009 – Lawsuit Filed Against Environmental Protection Agency for Failure to Combat Ocean Acidification

April 14, 2009 – EPA Evaluates Ocean Acidification as a Threat to Water Quality Under Clean Water Act

January 27, 2009 – EPA Agrees to Review Ocean Acidification Impacts Under Clean Water Act: Agency Will Analyze Effects of CO2 Emissions on Water Quality

November 13, 2008 – Environmental Protection Agency Warned to Address Ocean Acidification or Face Lawsuit

December 18, 2007 – Lax Standard Fails to Prevent Souring Seas; Group Petitions EPA to Address Threat of Ocean Acidification

December 13, 2007 – States Petitioned to Halt Ocean Acidification Under Clean Water Act

September 4, 2007 – Lawsuit Leads to Habitat Protection for Imperiled Marine Species: Federal Government to Designate “Critical Habitat” for Corals, Sawfish, and Green Sturgeon

August 15, 2007 – Seven Coastal States Petitioned to Address Ocean Acidification: Clean Water Act Requires Regulation of Carbon Dioxide That Could Drive Ocean Species Extinct

May 10, 2007 – Habitat Protection Sought for Florida Corals

February 28, 2007 – Conservation Group Petitions to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Under Clean Water Act

June 8, 2006 – Endangered Species Act Protection for Corals Becomes Effective Today

May 4, 2006 – Federal Officials Agree Global Warming Threatens Florida’s Coral Reefs, Provide Protection Under Endangered Species Act

May 10, 2005 – Florida ’s Imperiled Coral Reefs One Step Closer to Protection


Clownfish photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons/Nemo's great uncle