There has been drilling in this area for more than fifty years without any appreciable damage to the landscape.
Like yesterday's drilling, shale oil & gas drilling will leave a drill pad -- and they'll be somewhat larger than previous pads, but far fewer of them. Multiple horizontal wells will be drilled from this single pad.
And there will be a new system of buried collection pipelines.
The San Juan Basin will look pretty much like it always has.
Too bad the folks there do not vote for conservatives.
They went ‘big time’ for Obama this last election.