Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was right about Maryland's need to invest in "infrastructure projects such as electrical transmission equipment or pipelines" — but dead wrong about developing oil and gas in Western Maryland ("Infrastructure, including pipelines, is key to U.S. energy future," July 6).

We need more investment in the infrastructure of wind and solar energy and in transmission lines and public transit and less in legacies of the past such as roads and pipelines.

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Every recent study shows that people today are buying fewer cars and using more transit. Yet Gov. Larry Hogan killed the Red Line in Baltimore and wants to spend more money on roads that will only make traffic gridlock worse.

We are at the cusp of a revolution in clean, renewable energy. Maryland should invest in that future, not throw away money on faster ways to burn fossil fuels.

No more new roads. Fix the ones we have, and reduce gas consumption with higher gas taxes.

Bob Bruninga, Glen Burnie

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