Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, requested that BP make its real-time camera feed of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill available to the public. And BP did. In theory, you can watch video of the oil spill on the Energy and Commerce Committee's website. But too many people wanted to see it--I sure did!--and ECC's servers are down.

There's a link to the feed on the NYTimes' Green blog, if you want to check back later.

UPDATE: the video feed is available again, although servers are still crashing intermittently. (5/21 a.m.)

Oil gushing from the ruined BP oil well: The siphon that BP placed last week is collecting about 5,000 barrels of oil each day, but you can see the oil that escapes the tube--this calls into question the official estimate of just how much oil is spilling.
Oil gushing from the ruined BP oil well: The siphon that BP placed last week is collecting about 5,000 barrels of oil each day, but you can see the oil that escapes the tube--this calls into question the official estimate of just how much oil is spilling.Courtesy BP video feed/the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

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