In response to President TrumpÛªs Executive Order on climate change and energy, Acting Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell Tuesday issued this statementÛÓÛÏ. . . TodayÛªs Executive Order from President Trump is disappointing because it signals a shift away from addressing the very real problem of climate change. . . Despite the PresidentÛªs action, the Department of Environmental Protection will continue to pursue ways to reduce our stateÛªs greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, because it is a problem that faces us all today.Û Read more here.