My question involves an easement in the state of: PA. Several years ago (7/14/09) I actually posed this same question- the power company ran new lines through my backyard to service a new home built across the street behind me and no easement was ever provided. Our home was new construction so there were no previous owners. Did the power company have the right to run these lines? No other homes appear to have lines run through their properties, just from the street to the side of the home to provide power. We are in a private community- would the company only need permission from the community to do this? I'm becoming more concerned with children in the home and also since we need to remove some trees in the backyard. Thanks for your time.