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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


Nov 16, 2017 Shelley-marie poirier
Nov 15, 2017 Lynn Gaudette
Nov 14, 2017 Beth Johnston
Nov 13, 2017 Debra Jackson
Nov 13, 2017 Brandi Mounts
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 11, 2017 Pamela Daily
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Sammarco
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Raimondo
Nov 11, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Nov 10, 2017 jude lotz
Nov 8, 2017 Kathryn Love
Nov 6, 2017 Sue Jackson
Nov 6, 2017 Tessa Young
Nov 5, 2017 Robert Cooke, Jr.
Nov 3, 2017 Ari Schwartz
Nov 3, 2017 Peaches Weed
Nov 2, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
Nov 2, 2017 Laura Campbell
Nov 2, 2017 Eva Duda-Blaj
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Maxwell
Oct 29, 2017 Beverley Lengden
Oct 29, 2017 Laura Tosa
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 28, 2017 R Singh
Oct 27, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 27, 2017 Vik Cooke
Oct 26, 2017 Gina Arens
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Oct 25, 2017 Dan Michaud
Oct 25, 2017 Fiona Forrest
Oct 25, 2017 Maria Morales
Oct 25, 2017 Merry Sue Smoller
Oct 25, 2017 Norman Koszelak
Oct 22, 2017 Francisco Rosado Silva
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

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