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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 23, 2018 Sheila Doss
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 susan shawket
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Tammy Underwood
Apr 14, 2018 Marcia Leaser
Apr 14, 2018 Jean McDermott
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Linda Cummings
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Lindholm
Apr 8, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
Apr 7, 2018 M T
Apr 6, 2018 LynnMeta Williams
Apr 6, 2018 Marlen Elias
Apr 6, 2018 Cynthia Super
Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Justina Lane
Apr 5, 2018 Jennifer Nunez
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
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Apr 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 3, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 2, 2018 Pat Mullarkey
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 inge nespolon
Mar 29, 2018 Marleen Neus
Mar 28, 2018 PAM WALLACE
Mar 27, 2018 WENDY LEVY
Mar 27, 2018 Sarah Young
Mar 27, 2018 Llauren Peralta
Mar 27, 2018 Bob Anderlik
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Candice C
Mar 26, 2018 Susan Chandler Stanley
Mar 26, 2018 Peggy Mahle
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 26, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 25, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Mar 25, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
Mar 25, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Mar 25, 2018 Dave Garcin
Mar 25, 2018 Julie Norwood
Mar 25, 2018 Dennis Dougherty

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