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April 17, 2013 – EPA Urged to Toughen Standards to Protect Marine Life From Ocean Acidification

April 16, 2013 – Obama's Much-needed Ocean Plan Falls Short on Warming, Acidification

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


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