Senator Barbara Boxer is asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Southern California Edison lied to regulators and the public about the San Onofre nuclear plant. Boxer says she has a letter proving the utility knew about potential problems at the plant back in 2004.
Congressman Jeff Denham called that hearing to determine how one company, Tutor Perini, was selected to build the first phase of California's bullet train, despite having the worst-rated safety plan of all the competing bids.
Federal officials met yesterday to address the drought in the Colorado River. It's an important source of water for the Southwest, serving 40 million people in seven different states. It also irrigates about 4 million acres of farmland. Much of it in California's Imperial Valley.
Yesterday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a set of bills into law that will regulate the legal production, distribution and taxation of marijuana in the state. Last year voters approved a constitutional amendment allow adults to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana