He was complaining that the Endangered Species Act is requiring water be diverted away from human use even in the drought conditions. His statement was (and this is paraphrased because I can't listen to the story at work and won't pay $4 for the transcript) "I don't believe the Endangered Species Act was intended to divert water to animals at the expense of human beings. It wasn't intended to say animal's water use was more important than human use."
To which I say "bullshit". That's exactly what it was intended to do. It was set up to ensure humans wouldn't simply drive animals to extinction by using up all the resources of an area. Otherwise what's the point of the act at all? It is intended to restrict human action to protect animals.