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Save our oceans

To President Obama and US Department of State:

As concerned citizens from across the world, we urge you to stop blocking any efforts to create a new rescue plan for the world's oceans. Instead we ask you to shift from villain to hero and support creating new marine reserves to protect species and ecosystem; ending overfishing and banning harmful subsidies; and establishing an international binding treaty to protect life on the high seas. The oceans are dying, and this is our greatest opportunity to ensure their protection for future generations.

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Save our oceans
Right now in the bowels of the United Nations, negotiators from the US are silently trying to sign our oceans’ death sentence by blocking a global rescue plan. Unless we expose them now, our oceans could never recover. 

Over the next 48 hours, countries are hammering out the agenda for the biggest environmental summit in 20 years, which is just weeks away. One crucial goal is to stop the rapid destruction of our oceans with a bold proposal to create new marine sanctuaries and end scandalous subsidies fueling the giant trawlers that pillage our seas. But in true pirate fashion, US negotiators are trying to secretly sabotage this proposal.

The talks are off the media's radar, giving US officials the perfect cover to quietly destroy our oceans. But if they know our eyes are on them, their resolve to block will weaken and this vital proposal could stay afloat. Let’s build a giant national outcry urging them to stop drowning this emergency proposal before it's even been born. Sign the petition below, and we’ll deliver it to the negotiators before talks end on Friday!

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