The Wall Street Journal editorial board is twisting evidence:
Scan the Web sites of the major environmental groups and you will find long tracts on the evils of fossil fuels and how wonderful it would be if only selfish Americans were more like the enlightened and eco-friendly Europeans. You will find plenty of articles with titles such as: "More Taxes Please: Why the Price of Gas Is too Low."
It is true that environmental groups generally want higher gas taxes. But the phrasing of this paragraph suggests that the article "More Taxes Please: Why the Price of Gas Is too Low" appears on the website of a "major environmental group" in the US. It actually is an article published in 2000 in the National Post Business Magazine (a supplement to the Canadian newspaper) and now posted on the website of Global Policy Forum, an obscure group that monitors the United Nations. And the author of the article, Christian Zimmerman, was primarily arguing for a higher Canadian gas tax, not an American one.
Sadly, this kind of garden variety deception is par for the course with the WSJ...