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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: 31,476
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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 23, 2017 Lucia Sanford
Jun 23, 2017 Helen Wright
Jun 23, 2017 Lara Reid
Jun 22, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Jun 22, 2017 sirena green
Jun 22, 2017 Roberta Nava
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jun 22, 2017 Carol p
Jun 21, 2017 Carlos Otero
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 21, 2017 Cheryl Teo
Jun 18, 2017 sara Elkins
Jun 17, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Zito
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Jun 15, 2017 Ileene Mark
Jun 13, 2017 Anne Smith
Jun 13, 2017 william bedinghaus
Jun 13, 2017 cynthia mccord
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 13, 2017 Martin Henz
Jun 13, 2017 Manuela Nestler
Jun 11, 2017 whitney hendrix
Jun 10, 2017 margaret halley
Jun 9, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 9, 2017 Connie Devine
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Astrid Haigh-Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 8, 2017 PATRICIA CLOSE
Jun 8, 2017 Emma Plaskitt
Jun 8, 2017 Tina Hartman
Jun 6, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 4, 2017 Rebekah Roberts There are so few left. We have to protect their habitat!!
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Jun 3, 2017 Shelby Buck
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
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May 31, 2017 Leah Santini
May 30, 2017 Alisha Allen
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 29, 2017 Amy Skaggs
May 28, 2017 myra berario
May 28, 2017 Deja Brown
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