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  1. Officials: Too early to say if drop in earthquakes caused by new fracking rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... were injected beneath Harper and Sumner counties in 2014. Only 51.8 million gallons were injected under Harper County in 2013, according to the commission's order. "We did not look at specific wells, but looked at how earthquakes were clustered and ...

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  2. Have new fracking rules reduced Kansas earthquakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | McClatchy

    - So many earthquakes rumble through south-central Kansas these days that the Harper County Herald charts them in each week's edition the way some papers run baseball box scores. They run on page 12. Right next to the oil and gas industry news as a ...

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  3. A small victory in the fight against fracking-related earthquakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Pitch

    ... due to the oil and gas industry. Regulators are finally taking steps to tackle the problem. Down in Harper County, Kansas, a recent and sudden rise in earthquakes has caused structural cracks and damages to the courthouse, with repairs estimated at ...

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  4. Cost of frackingRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Hays Daily News

    We were encouraged to see two separate but related actions take place last week -- one federal, one state. In both cases the steps were small, but appear at least to be reinserting public safety into the hydraulic fracturing equation.

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  5. Curb quakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Wichita Eagle

    The small earthquakes rattling south-central Kansas are becoming routine. But that doesn't mean they will stay small, nor that officials should shrug them off.

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  6. Commission orders limits on oil industry practice linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Opponents of an oil drilling process linked to earthquakes in southcentral Kansas are celebrating this week after the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered companies to limit the practice. In the rulings, issued earlier this week, the KCC limits the use of saltwater injection in areas that have experienced increased earthquakes in recent months, particularly Harper and Sumner counties southwest of Wichita.

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  7. KCC limits saltwater injectionsRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Hays Daily News

    ... rom an average of less than one a year between 1981 and 2010 to 127 in 2014 alone, and 51 so far this year. In Harper County, the number of injection wells grew from 41 in 2010 to 71 in 2012, with another 18 new permits granted in 2014.

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  8. Kansas regulators order limits on certain fracking-related activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Business Journal

    Companies that are using hydraulic fracturing to access oil in Harper and Sumner counties will have to curtail some of their activities.

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  9. KCC Orders Fracking Changes In 2 Kansas CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the order Thursday. It requires drillers in five areas in Harper and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas to reduce the amount of water they inject into underground wells as a part of their businesses.

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  10. Harper County man takes complaint about earthquakes to KCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... The KCC order came hours after a hearing in Wichita where the commission heard a formal complaint from a Harper County resident who said he's frustrated by the frequent earthquakes that have rattled and cracked his rural home. Frank Smith objected ...

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  11. Kansas utilities regulator orders disposal well reductionRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | KHGI

    The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the order Thursday. It requires drillers in five areas in Harper and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas to reduce the amount of water they inject into underground wells as a part of their businesses.

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  12. Wildfires Damage Kansas BuildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A pole barn burned Monday night in southern Harper County, near Waldron. The county's emergency management office reports a grass fire which fueled it ran for two miles.

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  13. Man, 46, arrested in Kingman County shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... wounds, according to the sheriff's office. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, the Harper County Sheriff's Office and police departments from Kingman and Attica assisted in the investigation, the release said. The Wichita ...

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  14. Kansas man pleads guilty to murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KAKE

    On Tuesday, 36-year-old Jeffrey Hartpence of Harper County pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the death of 57-year-old Curtis Shelton. Shelton was found shot to death in his Nashville, Kansas home in February 2014.

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  15. Kansas House panel to have briefing on spike in earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    A legislative committee will review data about a spike in small earthquakes in Kansas in recent years and ways to lessen their number, amid concerns they are tied to a process used in drilling for hard-to-reach deposits of oil and natural gas, the panel's chairman says. Rep. Dennis Hedke, a Wichita Republican, said Tuesday that he hopes the briefing he's planning for the House Energy and Environment Committee will reassure residents in south-central Kansas, where the earthquakes have been concentrated.

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  16. Kansas oil and gas industry switches to a survival modeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    When final production is added up, the Kansas oil industry in 2014 may have drilled the most oil since "the Internet" was an unfamiliar term. That may be the last good thing that can be said for the state's oil and gas industries in 2015.

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  17. Kansas Earthquakes Further Damaging Century-Old CourthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Insurance Journal West

    Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that was already deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas. The bill just to repair the 107-year-old stairways has increased from $400,000 to $1.1 million and an insurance adjuster also has found cracks in the interior of the courthouse in Anthony.

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  18. Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | KAKE

    Harper County officials say frequent earthquakes are adding to the cost of repairing the century-old county courthouse, which was already deteriorating because of age. The Hutchinson News reports the county was considering spending $400,000 to fix cracks in the courthouse's staircases.

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  19. South-central Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that was already deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas. The small county was considering spending $400,000 to fix cracks in the courthouse staircases in the 107-year-old building, using a $200,000 historical tax credit to cover half the costs.

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  20. Age, quakes cause damage to Harper Co. courthouseRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | Hays Daily News

    Age, along with the area's frequent earthquakes, has caused more than $1.1 million in damage to Harper County's courthouse. An insurance adjuster with earthquake damage experience was in town about 10 days ago to assess concerns regarding the courthouse's outside staircases, as well as to inspect cracks vining across interior walls in the southeast part of the structure, said County Clerk Cheryl Adelhardt.

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