Wall Street Journal editorials recycle anti-regulatory arguments

To forestall policy on climate change, the Wall Street Journal editorial board routinely downplays scientific consensus, overstates the cost of taking action, and claims that politics, not science, motivates those concerned about the climate. But in a new analysis of more than 100 editorials from 1976 to present, Media Matters for America shows that the Wall Street Journal used these same rhetorical tactics in previous decades on acid rain and ozone depletion and these arguments did not stand the test of time.