For those not on Sean’s Facebook page…
Sean- Your assumption that a statewide moratorium would entail legislative action is false. The next Governor (or the current one, for that matter) could instruct the DEP to cease issuing permits. That would be a statewide moratorium. From that perspective, a tax, at 5% 10% or whatever, actually requires more moving parts than a statewide moratorium.

I also want to point out that a tax is not a solution to the problem of fracking, so I’m not sure why you’d choose to compare the two in the first place. A tax is a ‘solution’ to fiscal issues (‘where do we get money from?’), but actually aggravates most of the problems associated with the issue of fracking (‘what do we do about this inherently unsafe practice?’).