I agree with you!
A state-wide moratorium for Ohio would be nice, but I've never heard it suggested before so I'm guessing it wouldn't be an easy task. You didn't say "state", so you're suggesting a national moratorium?
From what I've been reading, opposition has come mainly from local governments in New York and Pennsylvania, although New York's state-wide ban under Gov. Patterson was certainly helpful.
But in the counties in the area where I live in Ohio - Jefferson, Harrison, Columbiana - I hardly hear a peep of protest, and virtually no uncertainty at all from lawmakers. The news is full of exiting new opportunities, a revitalization of the Ohio Valley, etc. That's why I'm wondering how practical a state-wide ban might be.
Sure would be better to get something positive on the state books before the Ohio legislature and Gov. Kasich pull an "Act 13" like they did in PA last month trying to override all local ordinances.
The gas has been down there for millions of years. Seems the rush is to get to it before the public realizes the true risks involved.