On April 25, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on federal and state efforts to reduce water usage in energy production. Witnesses advocated for legislation to address concerns about how the recent drought will impact energy generation as well as for legislation specifically outlining the role of agencies in this area. The witnesses also recommended agencies collaborate more; Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) echoed the panelists, saying the Departments of the Interior and Energy could collaborate to avoid conflicts.