Two protesters who locked themselves to bulldozers at a controversial northwest NSW mine have been arrested but activists vow to continue their blockade.

AAP, Protesters vow to continue action at mine, 14 Jan 2014

In recent days Whitehaven Coal brought bulldozers into Leard State Forest to commence clearing in preparation for the construction of the Maules Creek coal mine.

If the new open-cut coal mine is developed it will clear thousands of hectares of the Leard State Forest. Click here to find out more about the forest and the mining proposals.