Another argument of the new "Green Economy" of the Biden administration against the oil shale industry.
In 2020, around 60 billion tonnes of CO2 were emitted globally. About 20 billion of this amount came from the oil and gas industry, including 1 billion tonnes of CO2 emitted by the exploration and production sector. In North America, about 300 million tonnes of CO2 have been emitted due to extreme flaring from shale projects in the United States. Increased shale activity has put North America ahead of even the Middle East, which emitted around 200 million tonnes of CO2 last year.