generally, trade industries are the only way to lobby -so it’s trade organizations who usually speak up. Individuals do not have the same resources to raise their voices. In fact, often, individuals join trade organizations in order to have a voice in their trade. So, to be leary when the opposition is mainly a trade organization, is to not understand that it is often the case in todays political arena that the trade organization defends itself. It is also, very often, the only people who have the ability to oppose measurements.
In this case, the trade organization may not be in the right, but that’s not always the case. Without opposition, the government could operate without check from non-government entities. I’d get really nervous if there weren’t trade organizations.