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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


Aug 21, 2017 Thao Vu
Aug 20, 2017 Danny Castori
Aug 20, 2017 Marianne Sachs-Iacob
Aug 20, 2017 Rita Leone
Aug 20, 2017 Jessica Jimenez
Aug 18, 2017 Nancy Seman
Aug 18, 2017 Maria Clements
Aug 18, 2017 Apryl Mefford-Hemauer
Aug 17, 2017 Jessica McCauley
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Aug 16, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Aug 15, 2017 Susanna Pohto
Aug 15, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 14, 2017 Amy Chevalier
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Aug 13, 2017 c. brooks
Aug 12, 2017 Arlene Benson
Aug 12, 2017 Kristine Wigand
Aug 12, 2017 christina adkins
Aug 10, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Aug 10, 2017 Andrea Haag
Aug 10, 2017 Sophie Dahavarian
Aug 9, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 8, 2017 Laurine League
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 3, 2017 Jean Kim
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Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Aug 1, 2017 martha johnson very important
Jul 31, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Jul 31, 2017 Teresa Simek
Jul 31, 2017 David Sennett
Jul 30, 2017 Naomi Martin
Jul 29, 2017 mirella santi
Jul 28, 2017 Linda Wilson
Jul 28, 2017 serge gendron
Jul 28, 2017 kim notton
Jul 28, 2017 Laurie Franklin
Jul 28, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Jul 28, 2017 Shona Steere
Jul 27, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Jul 27, 2017 John Moore
Jul 25, 2017 cathy conner
Jul 25, 2017 wendie jara
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby
Jul 23, 2017 tami mccready
Jul 23, 2017 Richard Lafferty
Jul 23, 2017 P Garbett
Jul 22, 2017 Paul Maldonado

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