People gather in front of the White House during the Native Nations Rise protest on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Native tribes from around the US gathered for four days of protest against the administration of President Donald Trump and the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Only a few months ago, climate activists celebrated the dawn of a “new era,” with three major victories in cases involving oil and gas pipelines. After energy companies canceled the proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline in July, court rulings dealt setbacks to the contentious Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. Both have sparked protests from climate and Indigenous groups and remained sticking points in climate policy. Climate activists hope the ascendance of President-elect Joe Biden, who has called for a transition away from the oil and gas industry, will now put an end to the Dakota […]