BP Oil Spill Cam: Watch Live Online

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Bored at work? Use your computer to watch environmental destruction as it happens. Happy Friday!

After Massachusetts representative Ed Markey requested more transparency from BP about the scope of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, company officials granted public access to a live camera at the spill site. The video now streams live at the website of Markey’s Select Committee on Energy Independent and Global Warming.

As a warning, the video seems to go down intermittently, as the feed is slammed by traffic from around the world.

BP has been fighting to clean up the gusher for more than a month now. The spill was created when a BP-leased oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded and sank on April 22.