Rare Spider Halts Pipeline Construction in Texas

Rare Spider Halts Pipeline Construction in Texas



Spiders have rights, too:

The San Antonio Water System said construction of the six-mile pipeline was halted with less than 1,500 feet to go when a Texas Department of Transportation crew working on a different project uncovered a cave containing the endangered Braken Bat Cave meshweaver spider, a federally protected species, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday.

SAWS spokeswoman Anne Hayden said the spider, which also caused construction at Loop 1604 and Texas 151 to be halted, has left the future of the water pipeline uncertain.

“All of this is still up in the air,” Hayden said.

After all, if it’s one thing we know, it’s that nature cannot adapt to a pipeline.

I mean, look at what happened in Alaska:

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