By Peter Schroeder - 06/14/13 02:50 PM EDT
"To ensure that California's energy markets are free of fraud and abuse, and that no individual or company is above the law, we urge you to conduct a thorough investigation into whether our energy prices have been manipulated," they wrote.
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) made a similar request of Holder in May, after reports indicated similar manipulation may have occurred in Michigan.
"The people of Michigan, and the American public generally, deserve a marketplace where all participants play by the same rules. I urge the Justice Department to resolve this matter by investigating these potentially illegal practices," he wrote, according to Reuters.