The US is worried about its critical minerals supply chains – essential for electric vehicles, wind power and the nation's defense

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When U.S. companies build military weapons systems, electric vehicle batteries, satellites and wind turbines, they rely heavily on a few dozen "critical minerals" - many of which are mined and refined almost entirely by other countries.

Kansas senator proposes legislation to limit placement of wind turbines

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(The Center Square) - Kansas state Sen. Mike Thompson is proposing legislation that would limit the placement of wind turbines in rural areas.

Thompson, chairman of the State Senate Utilities Committee, fears that improper placement could cause property values to fall and impose on rural residents' quality of life.