Amid reports that the Obama administration has doubled its minimum estimate of how much crude oil has been gushing from the Deepwater Horizon oil well, it’s clear that the BP spill, at least eight times as big as the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, is threatening to become an unprecedented environmental disaster.

This clever video from the Natural Resources Defense Council underscores the lack of accountability with which BP has embarked on its efforts to stop the leak and shows the urgency of government action.

The BP spill is an unmitigated environmental, social and economic disaster. Join the NRDC campaign imploring the Senate to urgently pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation that cuts our dependence on oil, puts a firm limit on global warming emissions and ensures that an accident like the BP spill doesn’t happen again.