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While the Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act (S. 2372) died after it was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in 2012, the bill has been reintroduced as S. 486 under the same name. Please sign the petition to show your continued support for the preservation of Cape Hatteras as a safe nesting site for sea turtles.
Goal: 50,000 Progress: 31,831
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Cape Hatteras is a majestic part of America's eastern coastline, offering gorgeous beaches and endless beauty. It serves as one of the Southeast's prime vacation spots, where people can get away from the routine of daily life. But it's precisely human activity that's adversely affecting the natural ecosystems present at Cape Hatteras.

Each year a new life cycle begins for five species of sea turtles on the shores of Cape Hatteras, but because of the human interference caused by frequent vacationers and tourists, these turtles are in serious danger.

Off Road Vehicles (ORVs) cause some of the most worrisome damage to the sea turtles habitat as they drive through the beaches where the turtles hatch and find their way back to the sea.

The Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act (S. 486) would undermine a plan to limit the use of ORVs in the area. Sign your name to overturn this dangerous bill!

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Dear National Park Service,

I am writing in hopes that your influence will help squash a dangerous bill that's currently headed to committee for decisions.

The Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act (S. 486) would undermine a plan set by the NPS to limit the use of off road vehicles (ORVs) on Cape Hatteras beaches. As you know, Cape Hatteras is home to five species of sea turtles that make their nests and hatch before finding their way back to the ocean. The ORVs often run over these turtle nests or vulnerable baby turtles that have just hatched.

Though Cape Hatteras is a popular tourist spot, we still need to find a way so that humans and animals can coexist peacefully there. As long as human interference is killing off already endangered species, there can be no coexistence.

I hope you will do all you can to protect these sea turtles and stop the passage of S. 489.

Thank you for your time and commitment.

Petition Signatures


Jun 17, 2018 Debbie Barabe
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 8, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Shannon Leitner
Jun 8, 2018 Elizabeth Chang
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2018 Melissa Armstrong
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 29, 2018 Sally Wynn
May 28, 2018 Carly Wilcox
May 25, 2018 Nicole Goberdhan
May 23, 2018 Robert New
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 21, 2018 Kathy Dorr
May 21, 2018 Susan Graham
May 21, 2018 Kate Evans
May 21, 2018 Marguerite Panzica
May 21, 2018 Marlene Clausen Preservation of turtles over entertainment of humans must be your priority with regard to S. 486.
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 19, 2018 anthony mcguinness
May 18, 2018 Nicolette Stan
May 17, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
May 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 Leila Martirez
May 15, 2018 Victoria Oakey
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 14, 2018 Jan Allen
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2018 Jim Faulks
May 13, 2018 Randy Sallan
May 13, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 6, 2018 Anais Cudel
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 23, 2018 Sheila Doss
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 susan shawket
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Tammy Underwood
Apr 14, 2018 Marcia Leaser
Apr 14, 2018 Jean McDermott

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