If you've been able to write and submit your comments, we thank you.  Many of our friends, however, are still trying to digest the 810 page document and formulate their response.  We asked for a 30 day extension and were denied.  Senators Burr and Hagan and Congressman Jones asked for a 30 day extension and were denied.  We only have 2 day left to make comments, and we need to continue to press for a 30 day extension on behalf of all those who in 60 days have not been able to read, comprehend, and respond on what the NPS took a year to produce. 

 Our call to action?, tell Jon Jarvis how you feel about the Park Service's denial of the request for an extension.

Secretary Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service in Washington DC, needs to have his phone, fax and email overloaded with requests for an extension.  Will you help your Access Coalition by notifying your contacts? put it on your Facebook page?

  Phone - 202-208-4621
  Fax - 202-208-7889
  email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a good number for Secretary Jarvis!  Underneath is the email that was sent and it went through.  Our initial request for an extension was denied without much of an explanation.  NO is not an answer we can live with.  There is power in numbers. 
Dear Mr. Jarvis,

   As a resident of XXXXXXX, I am asking that you please grant a 30 day extension on the DEIS proposed for Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.  This document is 810 pages long which took your agency many years to formulate and eventually write.  The document became available on March 5, 2010 and only provided 60 days for people to comment on it.  This is a very important document for the residents and visitors of Hatteras Island with far reaching implications for our future.  We are not a community of lawyers and this is a hard read for me and my neighbors.  In order to comment appropriately, we need more time.

  A previous request for an extension was denied from your Atlanta office. Please understand that there were no workshops or interactions provided by the office of our local superintendent, Mike Murray.  He traveled to 5 locations around the region to hear public comments only.  I feel that given the importance and size of the DEIS, the Park Service needed to do more to educate the residents on the many subjects covered within this document. For these reason, I am personally requesting an extension. 

 The deadline is Tuesday May 11, 2010.  There isn't much time.