'Oil is lubricating the tectonic plates? Sound like bovine excrement to me. Can anyone provide some credible sources to support that? There's a reason nuclear power plants are being decommissioned. Because they're dangerous and the waste products they produce are a bit problematic to dispose of.It could be! I'm actually pretty sure earthquakes are caused by pumping oil... The oil lubricates the plates, so removing it is a really bad idea. Meanwhile all these idiots are worried about carbon, ie plant food. We should be going 100% nuclear.