Jim Bates, managing member of Ecological Analysis L.L.C., will lead a discussion about natural gas shale development at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce's Government Committee.

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The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will begin at 8 a.m. at the Chamber Business Center, 30 Scott's Corners Dr., in Montgomery.

The event is free, but space is limited. For more information, call the chamber office at 845-457-9700, visit www.orangeny.com or by send email to carols@orangeny.com.