Walker County joins suit amidst Volkswagen emissions scandal

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Walker County is joining a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen.

Commissioners voted Monday morning to be part of the suit with about a dozen other Texas counties. It seeks damages for pollution caused by the car company.

Volkswagen has admitted to putting software in its vehicles to help them beat emissions tests.

Walker County District Attorney David Weeks tells News 3 it will not cost the county anything to be part of the suit. He says to his knowledge, no other area counties are part of it at this point.