Lott is in bed with the longliners. Hopefully, his replacement will be more recreational friendly.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~Mark Twain
I am sure he will be lobbying for whoever has the biggest bank roll, and it looks like the enviro's are the one who have the most money.
Ocean Conservancy claims to have 150,000 members, and when there is a meeting, they turn out in large numbers.
I am sure they will get Trent on their side if they think it will benefit them.