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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

Mar 24, 2017 Sabrina Fleming
Mar 23, 2017 Alicia Craig
Mar 23, 2017 Janet Edwards
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Turn the lights out!!!
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
Mar 20, 2017 Maria Molina
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 20, 2017 Maria Herrero
Mar 20, 2017 Katherine Sampson
Mar 20, 2017 Maelie Bugat
Mar 20, 2017 Sanand D
Mar 20, 2017 Martina Behla
Mar 19, 2017 Sophie Massonnaud
Mar 18, 2017 carol king
Mar 18, 2017 Marianna Alexandros
Mar 17, 2017 corinne etancelin
Mar 17, 2017 wilfrid quevedo
Mar 17, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
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Mar 17, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Mar 17, 2017 Carmen Machado
Mar 16, 2017 Dorothy Kroger
Mar 16, 2017 Judith Hansell Please protect turtles!!
Mar 15, 2017 Erika Fromme
Mar 14, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Mar 12, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Mar 12, 2017 Simona Eastlake
Mar 12, 2017 Dominique Barre
Mar 12, 2017 Janice Banks
Mar 11, 2017 Alan Maldonado Ortiz
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Annam Fisher
Mar 8, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Mar 8, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 8, 2017 Denise Tankha
Mar 7, 2017 Evangelia Avrampou
Mar 6, 2017 Shirley Robinson
Mar 6, 2017 virginie devigne
Mar 6, 2017 Andrea Schnitzler
Mar 6, 2017 Robyn Little
Mar 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please stop this...this is awful and we need to protect our creatures, Earth and our Oceans. Thank you so much!!!
Mar 5, 2017 Barbara Holdredge
Mar 5, 2017 Kathy Mason
Mar 5, 2017 Margarita Carretero González

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