Morning Newscast: July 15, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know if repairs made last year contributed to the latest problem with Vermont Yankee’s cooling towers;  New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is divided along party lines on President Bush’s decision to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling…

Vermont congressional delegation opposes offshore oil drilling

All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation oppose President Bush’s proposal to allow oil drilling off the U.S. coast. They describe the plan as "a gimmick" that won’t help lower gas prices for years to come. Instead, they have their own short term plan to lower energy prices. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.