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Volkswagen to Be Subpoenaed in Diesel Vehicle Joint Probe

  • California, Texas, Illinois among 27 in joint investigation
  • Mulitistate probe to focus on consumer and environmental laws
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Beginning of the End for Our Love Affair With Diesel?

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A majority of U.S. states have begun a joint investigation of Volkswagen AG in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles use software to cheat emissions tests.

The 27 states include California and Texas and will send subpoenas to the company, said Eileen Boyce, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The states will pursue the investigation under consumer-protection and environmental laws, according to several attorneys general. New York’s attorney general previously said he was investigating Volkswagen.