Morning Newscast: July 18, 2008

07/18/08 7:40AM Ric Cengeri
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Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:

Federal regulators have turned down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's plan to use some of the money from its decommissioning fund for management of the plant's nuclear waste; Congressman Peter Welch says Congress needs to end the political gridlock over rising energy prices and he'll back a bipartisan plan that includes additional drilling options for oil companies; Vermont's state parks remain popular among residents and out-of-state visitors. But many of the parks are showing their age, and the state estimates it would cost $40 million to get them back in shape.


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