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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: 31,214
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

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


Feb 20, 2017 Cara Ammon
Feb 20, 2017 Roxanne Becker
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 Bernadette CUELLAR
Feb 17, 2017 Laurie Collis
Feb 16, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Feb 16, 2017 Judy DeNucci
Feb 16, 2017 Kerry Lang
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 julie nicholls
Feb 15, 2017 Gail Roberts
Feb 15, 2017 suzanne nadeau
Feb 14, 2017 Tammy Ferrell
Feb 14, 2017 Lygea San Pedro
Feb 14, 2017 Raleigh koritz
Feb 13, 2017 Jack Martin
Feb 12, 2017 Elizabeth Jones
Feb 12, 2017 andree leplay
Feb 9, 2017 Nenos Brikha
Feb 9, 2017 Laurie Izzo
Feb 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2017 Suzy Joachim
Feb 9, 2017 Adele Knox-Roberts
Feb 9, 2017 Camille Barron
Feb 9, 2017 John Handley
Feb 9, 2017 J Lathem
Feb 9, 2017 Janet McCaffrey Pleaseplace these vitals habitats in protective zones. There is no justification for the destruction of turtle nesting site. Why on earth must vehicles have access to the beaches. Can't people walk?
Feb 8, 2017 JADE TRAVERS EXTINCTION IS A LIFETIME FUTURE..STOP THIS NOW
Feb 7, 2017 laura carpenter
Feb 7, 2017 Marci Toerpe I'm sure people are drawn to this place by its natural beauty. I'm also sure that a bunch of turtle killing, off road vehicles turns paradise into nightmare.
Feb 6, 2017 Libby W.
Feb 6, 2017 Randyl Sachs
Feb 5, 2017 Janice Garcia
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 4, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 4, 2017 Mike Howley
Feb 4, 2017 Bonnie Duman
Feb 4, 2017 Beverly Beach
Feb 4, 2017 Valerie Brown
Feb 3, 2017 Jamie Smith
Feb 3, 2017 Milithza Silva
Feb 3, 2017 Ronald Wolniewicz
Feb 2, 2017 Angela Day
Feb 1, 2017 Lorely Grundy
Jan 31, 2017 Dana Hendrix
Jan 31, 2017 Lieu Cooper
Jan 31, 2017 Doreen Walter
Jan 31, 2017 Lena JalkeFehrm

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