Coal Heat Puts Navajos at Risk, but Many Families See Few Options
"SHIPROCK — Rowena Sells had a choice.
Sells, of Shiprock, had to choose between propane and coal to heat her home, a decision encountered by many residents of the 27,000-square-mile reservation and surrounding areas.
It's not an easy choice, Sells said.
Propane costs about $3,000 to keep the home she shares with her husband, Carson, warm through the winter. Coal, though cheaper, comes with crushing risks."Source: Farmington Daily Times, 11/01/2010