Deal with Clorox sparks Sierra Club feud

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Sierra Club is teaming up with The Clorox Company to promote eco-friendly products ... and some Michigan members of the environmental group don't like it.

The officers of the Sierra Club's nine-county group that includes Traverse City resigned to protest the deal. They say even though Clorox has begun making some "green" cleansers, it's still manufacturing bleach and other products that include toxic chemicals.

The critics are also upset that the Sierra Club will receive a share of the profits from the sale of Clorox's new "Green Works" cleansers. They say that arrangement hurts the club's credibility.

But the club's national leaders defend the deal. They say it will make eco-friendly household cleansers more widely available and affordable for consumers. And they say the financial arrangement won't lead them to go easy on Clorox or any other corporation.

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