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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.
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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


Apr 26, 2017 Suzanne Danielson
Apr 26, 2017 mary white
Apr 25, 2017 Ursula Thomas
Apr 24, 2017 Sharifah Farah Debah Syed Mohammad
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Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 21, 2017 Carrie Landreth
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
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Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 jane wilson
Apr 11, 2017 Joanna Prideaux
Apr 11, 2017 Jessica Henson
Apr 11, 2017 Sharmini Sewpersad
Apr 11, 2017 Cynthia Pearson
Apr 11, 2017 maria santiago
Apr 11, 2017 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Apr 10, 2017 erek king
Apr 10, 2017 Alyssa Walls
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 9, 2017 I. meszaros
Apr 9, 2017 Kathy Peyser
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Apr 8, 2017 Anne-Marie Battaglia
Apr 7, 2017 Patti Stevenson
Apr 4, 2017 melissa mortenson
Apr 4, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Apr 3, 2017 Kristi Martin
Apr 3, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 3, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Apr 2, 2017 lisa hamilton
Apr 1, 2017 Tanja Gistl
Apr 1, 2017 barbara ehrlich
Mar 25, 2017 JANEL COHEN
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
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Mar 24, 2017 Sabrina Fleming
Mar 23, 2017 Alicia Craig
Mar 23, 2017 Janet Edwards
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Mar 21, 2017 Javier Beraza
Mar 20, 2017 J. Scott
Mar 20, 2017 Vanna Pichel
Mar 20, 2017 Julia Caliari
Mar 20, 2017 Suzette Hoyt
Mar 20, 2017 Susan Graham
Mar 20, 2017 Lone Klitgaard

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