Kern County air is very damaging to health. It’s second only to Los Angeles. The air is so bad, 65% of all summer days are dangerous for kids with asthma. That’s no way to grow up.” Hull went on to cite the immigration driven population explosion as one of the factors nobody wants to discuss, “To deny immigration driven population growth in California is hurting our environment is to deny not only the facts but our everyday experience. The crowding is undeniable. Yet, organizations like the Sierra Club say immigration has nothing to do with environmental degradation. But the fact is more people mean more cars and trucks polluting our air. It’s sad to see organizations that used to have such strong convictions, put self serving agendas before a healthy environment.