Military

"EPA To Disband Red Hill Oversight Group Amid Navy Complaints"

"HONOLULU — A community-led group formed to provide public oversight of the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility will be shut down after the committee refused to cede control of the meetings to the military."

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat, 06/14/2024
June 21, 2024 to October 18, 2024

IJ4EU Confidential: Unveiling the Secrets of Complex Investigations

This new Investigative Journalism for Europe webinar series will delve into the backstories of collaborative journalistic projects in Europe and beyond. Taking place on the third Friday of every month, it begins June 21 with "When journalists become gold diggers: The making of The Gold Chain." 15:00 CEST (9:00 a.m. ET).

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EPA Warns Of Increasing Cyberattacks On Water Systems, Urges Immediate Action

"Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation’s drinking water."

Source: AP, 05/21/2024

"Texas Hack May Be First Disruption Of U.S. Water System By Russia"

"In January, an alert citizen in Muleshoe, Tex., was driving by a park and noticed that a water tower was overflowing. Authorities soon determined the system that controlled the city’s water supply had been hacked. In two hours, tens of thousands of gallons of water had flowed into the street and drain pipes."

Source: Washington Post, 04/18/2024

"Spate of Mock News Sites With Russian Ties Pop Up in U.S."

"Into the depleted field of journalism in America, a handful of websites have appeared in recent weeks with names suggesting a focus on news close to home: D.C. Weekly, the New York News Daily, the Chicago Chronicle and a newer sister publication, the Miami Chronicle. In fact, they are not local news organizations at all. They are Russian creations, researchers and government officials say, meant to mimic actual news organizations to push Kremlin propaganda by interspersing it among an at-times odd mix of stories about crime, politics and culture."

Source: NYTimes, 03/12/2024

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