By Allen H. Awfe
Cronkite News 

Navajo program again distributes reservation coal to heat tribal homes


Last updated 2/2/2021 at 2:53pm

WASHINGTON-For decades, coal from the Navajo Nation helped deliver water and helped power homes and businesses throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

Now, some of that coal is being used to heat Navajo homes as well.

For the fifth straight year, the Community Heating Resource Program (CHRP) is helping Navajo residents stay warm through fall and winter months by distributing coal for free from the Navajo Mine-one ton at a time.

The program kicked off this year on Oct. 28 and will continue through spring. It was formally established by Navajo Transitional Energy Co., which owns the mine in Fru...

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