Former Representatives Rick Boucher (D-VA), Jerry Costello (D-IL), and John Tanner (D-TN) launched July 24 the CoalBlue Project, which is designed to stress the importance of coal in an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representatives Bill Enyart (D-IL) and Nick Rahall (D-WV) praised the project.