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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: 31,619
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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


Oct 21, 2017 David Dunkleberger
Oct 21, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 18, 2017 Swetlana Frei
Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
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Oct 13, 2017 c. martinez
Oct 13, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Oct 13, 2017 Terri Lynch
Oct 13, 2017 Beah Robinson
Oct 13, 2017 Giovanna Martinez
Oct 13, 2017 Wayne Brummer
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 13, 2017 Cassie Alford
Oct 10, 2017 Antonia Vassila They were there much longer and they deserve to STAY for as long as they exist
Oct 3, 2017 Morgan MacConaugha-Snyder
Oct 2, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 2, 2017 Mary Marchbanks
Oct 1, 2017 shelia jons
Sep 29, 2017 Fabian Müller
Sep 28, 2017 Dominique LANG
Sep 28, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 28, 2017 Roxana Moya
Sep 28, 2017 Denise Gonzalez
Sep 28, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Sep 27, 2017 doris gonen
Sep 26, 2017 Leslie Williams
Sep 26, 2017 M Buffy Hodgetts
Sep 24, 2017 Rob Dayes
Sep 24, 2017 SHARON GRAHAM-DOUGHTY
Sep 24, 2017 Agatha toribio
Sep 24, 2017 Sue Pearce
Sep 23, 2017 Eileen Minnock
Sep 22, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Sep 22, 2017 Paola Moretti
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Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 Carolina Nunes
Sep 22, 2017 Renny Wouterse
Sep 22, 2017 Evelina Kopcheva
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 18, 2017 Ankita Jain
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Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 7, 2017 Margaret Iacangelo
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 4, 2017 Michelyn Martirez
Sep 3, 2017 Rebecca Jensen

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