Gov. Bill Haslam says he's not entirely opposed to Tennessee joining other states in suing Volkswagen over its program to cheat emissions tests, but he'll leave the decision to the state's attorney general.
The Republican governor says litigation against the German automaker holds the potential to hurt the state economically. But that's not the sole consideration.
"We always have dual responsibilities. We always want to do everything we can to encourage employment, but we also have a responsibility to protect our citizens and the laws of our state."