Harper County Newswire

Harper County Newswire

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  1. Environmentalists plan legal action to challenge oil industry practices linked to quakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas environmentalists plan to bring legal action in the wake of an Oklahoma court ruling that will allow a lawsuit against oil companies over earthquake damage to move to trial. The Kansas Sierra Club is finding encouragement in the Oklahoma ruling, which paves the way for a courtroom showdown over the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma.

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  2. Semi, another truck involved in fiery crash on Kansas highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | KAKE

    The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on highway K-2 south of K-42, north of Danville. That's near the Kingman/Harper County line.

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  3. Harper County man sentenced for murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KAKE

    A judge sentenced Jeffrey Hartpence in Kingman County Court today. Hartpence, 36, pleaded guilty in the February, 2014 death of Curtis Shelton.

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  4. Kansas oil production rose in 2014, gas droppedRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2015 | KHGI

    ... very year since 1996. Ellis County was the top oil producer in Kansas, with about 3.4 million barrels in 2014. Harper County wasn't far behind, with 2.9 million barrels.

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  5. Kansas Oil Production Up; Natural Gas DeclinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Kansas City InfoZine

    ... there fell about 8 percent in 2014 to 3.2 million barrels, down from 3.5 million barrels in 2013. Conversely, Harper County jumped from ninth to second highest producer in 2014 as production there rose 69 percent from about 1.7 million barrels in ...

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  6. Heartland danger zones emerge on new U.S. earthquake hazard mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Science

    The gentle landscape of southern Kansas doesn't exactly shout "earthquake country." Until recently, the notoriously flat state had just two of the seismic stations used for recording and locating earthquakes.

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  7. Kansas oil production up; natural gas production continued decline in 2014Read the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | University of Kansas

    ... there fell about 8 percent in 2014 to 3.2 million barrels, down from 3.5 million barrels in 2013. Conversely, Harper County jumped from ninth to second highest producer in 2014 as production there rose 69 percent from about 1.7 million barrels in ...

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  8. Fewer Kansas earthquakes, but are new regs the cause?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Business Journal

    The Kansas Geological Survey has only recorded five earthquakes so far in April, down from 25 in March and a high of 30 in November of 2014.

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

    Apr 20, 2015 | 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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  10. Have new fracking rules reduced Kansas earthquakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | 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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  11. A small victory in the fight against fracking-related earthquakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  12. Cost of frackingRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | 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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  13. Curb quakes in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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