There was a public forum the other night in Hamilton, New York, Madison County featuring three anti-natural gas development speakers, Ron Bishop, Kelly Branigan, and Chip Northrup. As usual their presentations were aimed to make natural gas exploration seem like a terrible thing for an area, without factual evidence to support their horror stories. Dr. Bishop spoke on the chemistry of shale gas development. Branigan spoke very generally about natural gas development, which was a bit of a surprise since her background is in real estate and one would assume she would speak on impacts in that sector. Finally, Northrup gave his usual Powerpoint presentation. It was a repackaged version of the same horror story our NIMBY friends are so eager to advance.