- A social assessment of interests and issues in a disruptive setting with high frustration among residents regarding oil and gas development in the area.
- Strong cultural support for the industry as it improved the standard of living in the region over several decades but impacts were not being addressed.
- The widespread reliance on sub-contractors over time resulted in communication gaps between citizens and companies. The local language was, “We never get a call back.”
- Significant reform of oil and gas development in the San Juan oil field through the Farmington District of BLM.