Once politicians start messing with a market the tendency is for them to meddle more and more. Regulate one way. Then regulate the other.
The White House has sent a message to automakers on emissions: side with us, or face Donald Trump’s wrath by siding with California, i.e. “it’s my way or Interstate 5″. That was the message delivered during a “tense” conference call between the Trump administration and executives in the auto industry, according to Bloomberg, which also included senior officials from the EPA and the NHTSA.