12 Oct '11, 1am

EPA Ignores Severe Risk of Ocean Acidification to California Coast:

For Immediate Release, October 11, 2011 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308 EPA Ignores Severe Risk of Ocean Acidification to California Coast SAN FRANCISCO— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a list of polluted waters in California today but ignored one of worst threats to the state’s coastal waters: ocean acidification. Years of scientific data demonstrate that California’s ocean waters are among the most vulnerable in the nation to ocean acidification, which not only threatens individual species but vast underwater ecosystems off the state’s coast. “California’s sea life is under direct threat from ocean acidification, so it’s vital that the EPA take action now rather than pretending this crisis doesn’t exist,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This isn’t some abstract problem. Waters affected by ocean ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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