It is important to remember that stakeholder expectations are sometimes expressed indirectly. Local culture and legal application procedures may restrict certain expectations from being expressed. Many countries have legal frameworks to prevent projects that are in the interests of the general public from being stopped by local residents. Expectations can only be met if you are able to “read between the lines”. This may prevent such arguments from escalating.
Reading between the lines is also applicable to real ecological considerations. A clean environment is important, but not the only important aspect of human development. Ensure a balanced representation of interests during all stakeholder management meetings and differentiate between facts and opinions.