That's because there are two vacancies on the commission, including one for a commissioner who is supposed to represent the environmental community.
Show me your credentials. Enthusiasm and passion don't count. I don't give a damn what you have dedicated your life to as far as causes go. The only thing that an unelected regulatory board should have on it is qualified experts whose regulations can at least in theory be assumed to be based in professional experience, verifiable by private individuals with similar qualifications (informal, but substantial education, formal credentials, etc.)
You want to push your activism, push it through the democratic process which elects the people who run the executive and legislative branches.