Following pressure from Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and other members of Congress, BP has released a live video feed of the damaged underwater well that is gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The feed may be slow or freeze at times -- or may go to other content without warning.
The video picture switches off and on periodically.
Update 5/29/10: BP Reports that "top kill" did not work. BP is unable to stop the leak. They are proceeding to the "top hat" procedure, which is to cut the pipe and place a device over it, in the effort to capture the oil. The relief wells are the focus in the long term. The Coast Guard announced they will also try sub-sea injection of dispersants and will sample the water to see the impact on sea life...
We'll keep this connected while the feed is available (the meter below can be adjusted to show the amount of estimated oil spilled at different spill rates):