Re “Expanding Elk Grove” by Michael Mott (News, February 15); “Oil and water” by Eric Johnson (News, February 15):Immediately following an article condemning oil exploration, we get this article about the annexation of 1,100 plus acres. For what? Building new freeways, homes, stores and gas stations! So which is it? Keep up urban sprawl and drill for more oil, or shut down needless growth and cut our use of fossil fuels?