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Pennsylvania announces 3 new SPs

For the first time since 2004, Pennsylvania has a new state park. Three of them, actually — as well as a former mining area that will be turned into a playground for motorized offroad vehicles even as it is environmentally restored.

The new parks in eastern Pennsylvania, largely made possible by revenue from natural gas fracking operations on state forestland, were announced Sept. 27 by Gov. Tom Wolf, who spoke at one of the new parks in York County.

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