The defendant in the case, Aruba Petroleum, disagreed with the jury's decision as did other attorneys who are familiar with the energy sector — calling in a "knee-jerk" reaction. Additionally the company noted that they had complied with all applicable environmental regulations.
The family itself? Still in favor of oil and natural gas extraction: "We are not anti-fracking or anti-drilling. My goodness, we live in Texas. Keep it in the pipes, and if you have a leak or spill, report it and be respectful to your neighbors. If you are going to put this stuff in close proximity to homes, be respectful and careful."