The courts are one of many ways to address environmental threats. If you do go to court with your case, you can usually expect the case to take a long time, even years before it is over. It is important to weigh all of your options when considering whether to file a lawsuit.
Trials do not have predictable and reliable outcomes. There is always a risk, no matter how good your case is, that you will not get what you asked for,, even if you win. Many cases end by settling instead of by a trial not as a matter of principle but because it is better for all parties to end the lawsuit early instead of risking everything in a trial which may not even take place for years.
An attorney can help you determine whether legal action is a good course for you to pursue.