The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the public commenting period on the possible impacts of the proposed constitution pipeline to Nov. 9. Those on both sides of the issue say the debate over the project will probably continue for months.

Two companies are willing to put $750 million into the 121-mile pipeline that will move natural gas from Pennsylvania to Schoharie County.

The debate is between advocates against environmental activists who say the pipeline would be followed by horizontal gas drilling in a region where hundreds of leases to drill are in the hands of energy companies.