A judge's ruling that might open the door for at least a temporary shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline has won praise from pipeline opponents while surprising many in the oil industry.

The Bismarck tribune reports shippers said Thursday that they aren't concerned that there will be any long-term disruption to service on the pipeline.

"It's business as usual today," said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, which represents Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, builers of Dakota Access.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers didn't sufficiently consider the implications of an oil spill in the area of Lake Oahe.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hailed the judge's ruling as a victory.

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