People have a right to live and bring up their families in an environment that is safe and not harmful to their health and well-being. There are a great many laws at the state and federal levels that are meant to regulate and control the actions and behavior of utility companies. They were designed to ensure that people can breathe fresh air, drink clean water, and live in homes that are free of toxic material. The utility companies know these laws well. And most of them abide by them to the letter. But there are always a few that break the law and put people’s lives in danger in pursuit of greater profits.