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The massive tsunami that struck Japan on April 7, 2011 was the worst natural disaster in the country's history. Over 15,000 people lost their lives. For some, it will take years to rebuild what they once had.

The destruction doesn't end there. When the water from the tsunami retreated back to the sea, it took along with it all of the debris from objects it had destroyed along the way. There is now a massive pile of trash 2,000 miles long floating out in the ocean.

Scientists studying this giant mass and surrounding ocean currents say it's headed straight for North America, with a target date of late 2013. This means the 2,000-mile heap will pollute coastal waters in Washington State and Hawaii.

The Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 aims to help federal agencies prepare for the impending problems the debris field will undoubtedly present.

Sign the petition and help protect North America from ocean pollution!

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Dear Senator Maria Cantwell,

Thank you for introducing the Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 in order to address the ocean pollution created by the April 2011 Japan tsunami.

The tsunami had grave immediate effects — nearly 20,000 people lost their lives that day and the damage will take decades to repair. But the tsunami produced another, more slow-moving disaster: a 2,000-mile-long pile of debris the wave collected as it hit cities and towns is now floating out at sea. And it's headed straight for the west coast of America.

The Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 would help federal agencies prepare for the arrival of the debris field and help minimize its impact.

Please make sure the Trash Free Seas Act of 2011 passes!

Thank you for your concern.

Petition Signatures

Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 9, 2018 Jane Davidson
Jul 5, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 30, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jun 29, 2018 Linda Brush CLEAN THE OCEAN!
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 10, 2018 Robert & Virginia Ilardi
Jun 9, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 8, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Lisa Osthues
May 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Alicja Bożek
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 7, 2018 Haley Lavris
Apr 7, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
Apr 6, 2018 Brent Pennell
Apr 5, 2018 Erin McCarty
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Alysa Waring
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 29, 2018 Susan Fisher
Mar 29, 2018 Richard Han
Mar 26, 2018 barbara gale
Mar 25, 2018 angus murris
Mar 25, 2018 Roberta Norris
Mar 25, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Allen
Mar 24, 2018 Jane Lemison
Mar 22, 2018 Micki Courtoreille
Mar 19, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 18, 2018 dana newsom
Mar 17, 2018 NANCY ROONEY
Mar 15, 2018 Lorri MacQueen
Mar 11, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Feb 26, 2018 Kim Johnson

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