This tension is playing out on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, where the wealthiest companies in the world have built their headquarters next to low-income communities of color. Both need protection, but as cities there plan massive levee projects, they’re struggling to figure out what’s fair. Will the cost fall on taxpayers or private landowners who benefit the most?
NPR climate correspondent Lauren Sommer reports from San Francisco.
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